Date: June 2003
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Nonfiction / Self - Help / Health / Body / Mind / Relationships
Notes: The reviewer is David Leonhardt, author of Climb
your Stairway to Heaven: the 9 habits of maximum happiness.
Gena's Owner's and Operator's Guide to Men
I go any further, let me just state for the record that I do not
admit actually reading this book. Mama Gena makes it clear that
it is not for men to read. Her second warning, for instance, is:
"If you are a man, shut this book instantly." So if anybody
asks you, please insist that I did not read it.)
ladies, this is aerobics for life. Don't worry, you won't have to
lift a knee, but your blood will start pumping as you read this.
Regina Thomashauer, a.k.a. Mama Gena, starts by stretching the ideas
most women have about men and relationships. Then she gets readers
whipped up into a heart-pounding frenzy with her forcibly outrageous,
uber-hyped motivational style. For two-thirds of the book, she settles
into a steady upbeat motivational style, then cools readers down
at the end.
Gena offers an interesting three-part thesis. First, that women
deserve pleasure, that they deserve to be pampered, that deserve
to have fun, that they deserve enjoying sex, that they deserve feeling
wonderful. Second, that men want to bring pleasure to women in any
way they can. "Men live to serve us." Third, that men
simply do not know what women want and that women can train their
men to give them exactly what they want. This book is lively. It
is motivating. It is fun.
Gena's Owner's and Operator's Guide to Men is full of interactive
relationship and dating exercises for the women she calls Sister
Goddesses. She urges women to speak up and ask for what they want.
Come on, lift those desires, get them moving. Hup! Hup! This is
in all, a wonderful book, considering that I do not admit reading